Degree Day and Traditional Day celebrated at St. Aloysius College

By Roydon D’Souza, Team Mangalorean, Mangalore

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Mangalore, March 19, 2010: The students of St. Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangalore celebrated the Degree Day and Traditional Day with a great enthusiasm and gusto on March 12, 2010 at the college grounds.

The programme began at 1:15 P.M with invoking of God’s blessing with a prayer song by the college choir. Melrick Crasta, Deputy Speaker of the Students’ Council welcomed the gathering.

Rev. Fr. Francis D’Almeida, Vice- Principal presided over the inaugural function. Dr. Richard Gonsalves, Staff Coordinator of Students’ Council; Prof. Ronald Pinto, Vice-Principal – Science Block; Prof. Lourdswamy, Vice-Principal – PG Block were the dignitaries present on the dais.

Darryl D’Souza, President of Students’ Council; Jeeth Lobo, Secretary of Students’ Council and Daphny D’Souza; Joint Secretary of Students’ Council were present. A floral welcome was given to all the dignitaries present on the dais. Ms. Keerthana Gadiyar, Speaker – Students’ Council presented the Annual Students’ Council Report for the academic year 2009 – 2010.

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M’lore: SAC holds symposium on Drug Development and Nanotechnology

By Roydon D’Souza, Team Mangalorean, Mangalore

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Mangalore, March 18, 2010: Post Graduate Department of Analytical Chemistry of St. Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangalore organized a One Day State Level Seminar on ‘Trends in Drug Development & Nanotechnology’ on 18th March 2010 at the Eric Mathias Hall.

The seminar began with invoking of God’s blessing with a Prayer song led by the PG students of Analytical Chemistry. Dr. Richard Gonsalves, Coordinator welcomed and introduced the guests to the gathering.

Dr. B.S. Holla, Professor of Chemistry, SDM Institute of Technology was the Chief Guest of the program. Rev. Dr. Leo D’Souza SJ, Director, Laboratory of Applied Biology, St. Aloysius College presided over the inaugural function.

Dr. Ivan Pinto, Head of Dept. of Chemistry; Dr. Richard Gonsalves, Coordinator of M.Sc. Analytical Chemistry and Ms. Jenice Jean Goveas, Student Coordinator of of  M.Sc. Analytical Chemistry were the dignitaries present on the dais. A floral welcome was given to all the dignitaries on the dais.

Addressing the gathering, the Chief Guest – Dr. B.S. Holla said that “There are a lot of challenges for youngsters, and it is up to you – what you want to become. Sky is the limit; you can even turn out to be Nobel Laurels. But in order to achieve success we have to overcome the constraints which we come across in our daily life”.

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M’lore: St Aloysius College bids nostalgic farewell to final year students

By Roydon D’Souza, Team Mangalorean, Mangalore

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Mangalore, March 17, 2010: The Management of St. Aloysius College (Autonomous) and the faculty of Department of Computer Sciences & B.C.A. organized a farewell function for the outgoing students of B.C.A. today at 3:25 P.M. in the College Auditorium.

Fr. Francis D’Almeida, Vice Principal / Campus Minister presided over the function. Prof. Ronald Pinto, Vice Principal- Science; Prof. A.M. Narahari, Registrar of Evaluation; Prof. Lourduswamy, Vice Principal- PG Block; Mr. Ashok Prasad, Dean of Dept. of Computer Sciences and Mrs. Premalatha, Class Guide, III BCA were the dignitaries present on the dais.

Mr. Ashok Prasad, Dean of Dept. of Computer Sciences welcomed the gathering and a floral welcome was given to all the guests present on the dais.

The farewell function was inaugurated by placing the candles on a display stand. The dignitaries, students along with the lecturers placed the lit candles on the display stand, symbolizing ‘sacrifice’ – just as a candle melts and ‘new direction’- light shows the path by diminishing darkness.

The farewell was emotional and nostalgic which was evident from the fact that Clarissa, Student of III BCA was choked with emotions while expressing her thoughts.  One could imagine how the memories of the incipient stages of the College and their academic struggle must have flooded her memory making her speechless momentarily.  She soon regained her composure and thanked every one for being a part of her most cherished memories.

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AICUF Day celebrated at St Aloysius

By Roydon D’ Souza, Team Mangalorean, Mangalore

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Mangalore, March 14, 2010: The AICUF Unit of St. Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangalore along with the other units of Mangalore and Udupi regions celebrated the AICUF Day here in the College Auditorium on 14th March 2010.

The programme began at 1:00 P.M., Rev. Fr. Walter Andrade SJ, Administrator / Finance Officer of St. Aloysius College (Autonomous) was the Chief Guest and Rev. Fr. Francis D’Almeida SJ, State Advisor of AICUF Karnataka State / Vice Principal of St. Aloysius College (Autonomous) presided over the function.

Prof. Manoj Lewis, Animator of AICUF Karnataka State; Animators of AICUF SAC Unit – Mr. Prashanth Alison and Mrs. Ashwitha D’Souza; Mr. Milton Peres, Secretary AICUF SAC Unit and other office bearers of AICUF units of various colleges were present.

Welcoming the gathering and the guests, Rev. Fr. Francis D’Almeida SJ, State Advisor spoke about various upcoming events of AICUF. He also presented the plan of action for the upcoming National Convention that will be held in Loyola College, Chennai (AICUF Head Quarters) from 3rd to 6th June 2010.

According to the AICUF constitution only the president and secretary of each AICUF Unit can attend the National Convention. Amendments to the AICUF constitution and important future decisions of AICUF India will be taken during this convention.

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St. Aloysius celebrates 130th College Day

By Roydon D’Souza, Team Mangalorean, Mangalore

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Mangalore, March 12, 2010: St. Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangalore celebrated the 130th College day on March 12, 2010 at the college grounds. The programme began at 5.45 P.M by invoking God’s blessing by the way of a prayer song by the college choir.

Dr. Hareesh Joshi, Convener in his welcome address, said that it was a matter of pride that the institution was celebrating its 130th College day with two feathers in its cap – the NAAC ‘A’ grade re-accreditation and the recognition by the UGC as a CPE (College with Potential for Excellence).

Dr. M. Shantharam Shetty, Vice Chancellor of Nitte University was the Chief Guest and Rev. Fr. Joseph I Rodrigues SJ, Rector of St. Aloysius Institutions presided over the function.

Rev. Fr. Swebet D’Silva SJ, Principal; Fr. Denzil Lobo SJ, Director of AIMIT, Beeri; Prof. A .M. Narahari, Registrar;  Dr. Hareesh Joshi, Convenor; Rev. Fr. Francis D’Almeida, Campus Minister/Dean MSW; Prof. Ronald Pinto; Vice-Principal Xavier Block; Dr. A. Lourdusamy, Vice-Principal PG Block and Darryl D’souza, President of Students’ Council were also present on the dais.

A floral welcome was the given to all the dignitaries on the dais. A noteworthy point is that these flower bouquets were prepared by Jeev Daan, a centre for HIV Positive Rehabilitation.

The students welcomed the guests with a welcome song. Fr. Swebert D’Silva, Principal presented the Annual Report of the college. A video presentation of the college report 2009 -10 was also screened. Later, the college anthem was sung by the college choir.

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Emdees forays into Toshiba laptop market

By Roydon D’Souza, Team Mangalorean, Mangalore

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Mangalore March 8, 2010: ‘Emdees’ one of the leading IT solution providers in the DK region inaugurated their new retail outlet ‘Shop Toshiba’ at 5:00 PM on Monday March 8, 2010 at Bharath Building , Near Don Bosco Hall, Balmatta Road.

“Shop Toshiba is an exclusive Toshiba Notebook store which will give customers a Touch & Feel experience of Toshiba notebooks” says Mrs. Debbie, Proprietor of Emdees Computers and Networking.

The showroom was blessed and inaugurated by Rev. Fr. Denzil Lobo- Director of (AIMIT) Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology, Beeri. Mr. Robert D’Silva and Mrs. Lizzy D’Silva officially launched the showroom by lighting the traditional lamp.

Fr. Ronnie Prabhu, Fathima Retreat House; Fr. Melwyn Fernandes, Parish Priest of Ashok Nagar Parish; Fr. Melwyn Pinto SJ, Principal of St. Aloysius High School; Fr. Francis D’Almeida, Campus Minister of St. Aloysius College (Autonomous) and Fr. Clifford Sequira SJ were also present.

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Life skills are psychosocial – Sr Marie

  • St. Aloysius College hosts a seminar on ‘Life Skills Approach in Clinical Practice’

By Roydon D’Souza, Team Mangalorean, Mangalore
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Mangalore, March 04, 2010: Life skills are psycho-social and interpersonal skills that help to make knowledgeable decisions communicate and manage our self in personal and inter-personal relationships, said Sr. Marie Evelyn Head of the Department of Psychology, St. Agnes College (Autonomous). She was speaking after inaugurating the seminar on ‘Life Skills Approach in Clinical Practice’ organized by the Human Wellness Forum of St. Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangalore at the College Auditorium.

Sr Marie also illustrated how life skills help in maintaining our physical and mental health and also contribute in developing a healthy life style.

Ms. Shobitha Shanthakumari, Psychiatric Social Worker – NIMHANS spoke on the first session on the topic ‘Capacity Building through Life Skills: Children and Adolescent Focused’. Ms. Shobitha also held group discussions which dealt with the changes, interests, life skills and values that can be developed in these two developmental stages.

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‘Half the Sky’ a one night event to mark International Women’s Day Celebrations

By Roydon D’Souza, Team Mangalorean, Mangalore
With Inputs from Simon Owens, Washington DC

New York, March 03, 2010: NCM Fathom and CARE, with the support of Delta Air Lines and Meredith Corporation, are partnering on a one night event inspired by stories from the New York Times bestseller “Half the Sky” by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.

Celebrate International Women’s Day and be inspired to help women and girls everywhere; turn oppression into opportunity.

Featuring musical performances, celebrity commentary and the world premiere of  “Woineshet,” a short film by Academy Award® winner Marisa Tomei and Lisa Leone. Also with appearances from, India.Arie, Maria Bello, Diane Birch, Michael Franti, Dr. Helene Gayle, Angelique Kidjo, Nicholas Kristof, Marisa Tomei, Sarah, Duchess of York and others.

Experience Half the Sky on March 4, 2010 at 7:30 pm (local time) in select movie theatres across US and Canada.

About ‘Half the Sky’:

Half the Sky is inspired by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof’s and Sheryl WuDunn’s New York Times bestseller, “Half The Sky,” which follows the stories of extraordinary women around the world as they struggle to overcome oppression. Kristof and WuDunn focus on three major problems facing women – sex trafficking, maternal mortality and violence against women. They argue that empowering women is the key to alleviating poverty and uplifting communities in developing countries.

“Woineshet” is a new film about a poor Ethiopian girl who ultimately triumphs over sexual violence and discrimination. As a teenager from a small village in Ethiopia, Woineshet and her family bravely fought against brutal local traditions of rape and forced marriage. The co-directorial debut of Marisa Tomei and Lisa Leone, “Woineshet” is an adaptation of this brave and inspirational true story.

Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Working in more than 70 countries, women are at the heart of CARE’s community-based efforts to improve education, health and economic opportunity. Learn more at http://www.care.org/.

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Mangalore: International Women’s Day celebrated at St Aloysius College

By Roydon D’Souza, Team Mangalorean, Mangalore
With Inputs from Ms. Pearl Barboza and Ms. Shweta Joyce

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Mangalore, March 1, 2010: The Faculty and Students of the MSW Department of St. Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangalore celebrated the International Women’s Day on 28 February 2010 at the Eric Mathias Hall / IT Auditorium.

The program began with invoking God’s blessing by the way of a prayer song led by the MSW students. Later, Ms. Swapna welcomed the gathering and introduced the guests to the audience.

Rev. Fr Francis D’Almeida, Dean of MSW Department, Ms. Loveena Lobo, HOD – MSW Department, Sr. Elice Mary – NGO Representative, Smt Pathunji – Women Representative, SAC and Vijay Kumar, Student Co-ordinator were present on the dais. Fr. Francis D’Almeida S.J. along with the guests and representatives inaugurated the International Women’s Day by lighting the traditional lamp, a symbolic gesture of our Indian Tradition.

Highlighting the significance of Women’s Day Ms Henita Lobo said that “International Women’s Day celebrated on 8th March is a universal day for all women around the world. It endows them with a sense of honour, dignity and self respect for being the person that they are. This day marks a celebration of the economic, social, cultural and political achievements made by women over the years”. Later, the MSW students presented a Cultural Programme to entertain the gathering.

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